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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Apr 11, 2008
Location: Trenton, Michigan

Animal: Java Macaque
Animal Disposition: dead

Facility Type: Exotic Pet
Facility Name: unknown

Category: Animal Death by human
Species: Primate

Summary: A 6-year-old girl was bitten by a neighbor's "pet" monkey, Mikey. While being walked on a leash, Mikey ran up to her and bit her on the finger. A Java macaque, Mikey was later euthanized by health authorities despite Born Free USA's plea to send him to their Primate Sanctuary. Brain sample tests indicated he did not have rabies.

Source: www.clickondetroit.com

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